Substance misuse at work

This article by employment lawyer Michael Briggs helps outline an employers legal responsibility and practical tips for substance misuse in the workplace.

Some of the tips included in the article touch upon

  • Having a comprehensive drug and alcohol policy set out with gives the employers stance on substance misuse in the workplace.
  • That everything should be clearly stated relating to the drug testing methods and purpose for the testing, including whether it may be a contractual obligation to cooperate as a term of the employment.
  • State clearly what the consequences will be if misuse occurs and what will happen if a drug or drink test is failed.

It is important to be clear and concise with all employees regarding substance abuse in the workplace and to have clear guidelines if any rules are broken. You need to also make sure that everything is dealt with in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

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